Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Classes At Work To Become A Registered Nurse

if you work for one of the Dallas hospitals in the Texas Health Resources system. They pay for your classes and you take courses during work and wind up a registered nurse. It's a way to increase the needed supply of nurses.

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Cars Available At Steep Discounts

Vehicles for Change solicits donations of used cars from the community and rehabs the vehicles for resale to eligible individuals and families. Vehicles for Change repairs the donated cars in partnership with Precision Tune and CertiPro Warehouse and provides them to qualified families for a nominal fee of $700-$950. Each recipient receives a 12-month loan to assist in the purchase of the car. Contact: Northern Virginia Family Services, Inc. 9842 Business Way, Manassas, VA 20110, 703-392-4901; Vehicles for Change Phone: (703) 533-2543

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$5,000,000 to Build or Fix Up an Apartment Building

Called Mortgage Insurance for the Purchase or Refinancing of Existing Multifamily Housing Projects and referred to as Program #14.155 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides money for existing multifamily housing projects, whether conventionally financed or subject to federally insured mortgages at the time of application for mortgage insurance. Only projects not requiring substantial rehabilitation are acceptable under this section. The estimated cost of required repairs may not exceed 15 percent of the estimated value after repairs or $6,500 per unit adjusted by a high cost factor, whichever is greater and may not involve the replacement of more than one major system. The program has statutory per unit mortgage limits which vary according to the size of the unit, the type of structure, and the location of the project. There are also loan-to- value and debt service limitations. Prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act do not apply to this program. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

$15,000 Grant For Californians To Buy A Home Near Work

The Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) Program provides grants to qualified homebuyers living in high-cost areas to enable them to purchase homes near their work. Under the WISH Program, the bank will provide up to $15,000 per household, matching up to $3 for every dollar contributed by the homeowner toward the purchase of the home. WISH funds must be used only toward down payment or closing costs in connection with the purchase of a housing unit to be used as the homebuyer's primary residence. Terms for participation include: completion of a mortgage assistance program administered by a public or private entity; a household income of the homebuyer at 80% or less of the HUD area median income; contribution of at least 1% of the purchase price from their own funds; and completion of an approved homebuyer counseling program. For information on the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

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